Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) - Some newcomers, including refugees and refugee claimants, may also qualify for some assistance through Manitoba’s EIA program. Refugees are eligible for EIA at the end of their sponsorship period.
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) This organization operates a transitional housing complex for newcomer families for up to three years after their arrival, as well as a Community Resource program connecting community members with employment, education and health resources. IRCOM also operates an asset building program and a newcomer literacy initiative. For more information, contact 204-943-8765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about programs and resources for tenants is also available at the IRCOM website.
Immigrant Centre of Manitoba – The Centre provides settlement supports to help newcomers become familiar with Canada, as well as help with filling out immigration forms, access to a language bank, employment services, workplace entry programs, cooking and nutrition classes, computer training and a lending library. Contact 204-943-9158.
Manitoba Start – This information and referral service is for newcomers to Manitoba setting up permanent residence in Winnipeg, and provides access to employment programs that best meet the needs of each newcomer. Contact Manitoba Start at 204-944-8833.